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Aerobic fitness: The "swimmer's body" is lean and has well-defined muscles that are not hypertrophied as in a steroid user or intense weight lifter. You'll need to eat as little as you can, or at least moderately, consistent with getting enough protein, while you exercise intensely burning calories; exercise will also help you control appetite. "swimmer's body" is the fittest. Good luck. ...Read more
Define problem pls: How do you define "constipation?" a medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). I know of no patient who died due to bowel infrequency. On the other hand, an obstructed colon that ruptures, leaks, infarcts can be life threatening if the obstruction is not relieved. Is mother's abdomen distended, is there bleeding, weight loss, pain; acute or chronic? ...Read more
Ear Roto-rooter: Surfer's ear results in hearing loss as the bony growth closes the ear canal down for business. In order to restore hearing, surgery is required in the form of canaloplasty, a painful orgy of power tools within your head requiring an average two-month recovery. Shunning doctor's orders of a high and dry healing process is ill-advised and could land you back in surgery! ...Read more
No: Only a psychiatrist can prescribe proper medications which must be monitored. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
I was at a concert on Sunday and I got kicked on the head twice by a crowd surfer surfer. I feel dizzy and confused and I also have a headache.
I surfer with fractured sine and severe pains in my legs and knees. Doctor says it wear and tear, but I am struggling to walk and having severe pains.
Spine Consult: 48 year old lady with fractures in her spine from surfing and severe pain in legs and knees. Fractures of the vertebrae can happen from trauma at any age and can be unstable. If the fractures are in your cervical spine and any instability is present you may require definitive halo fixation or fusion surgery. Pain and radiculopathy in extremities require imaging and full exam. See spine surgeonASAP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surfer. Had swimmers ear in 1 ear,pain on n off. Didn't go in water for one month and took amox for 10 days. First day back in water had pain in ear. ?
Swimmers Ear: Amoxicillin is not the appropriate treatment for otitis externa (swimmers ear). Staying out of the water is part of the treatment but you may need ear drops. I like ciprodex which is part steroid and part antibiotic. Your swimmer's ear may never have resolved in the first place. I would advise you see a doctor and have them look in your ear to see if you still have it. ...Read more
Marketing tool: There are no "super foods". Some are good in providing essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals), other stuff like antioxidants, gut friendly bacteria (probiotics), fiber fuel for the probiotics (prebiotics). No food will prevent or cure a disease. Yogurt is a very good food-esp if unsweetened, low-fat or no fat. Provides good quality protein , calcium, magnesium , phosphorus, b6, b12, probiotics. ...Read more
Nodal sampling.: A sentinel lymph node is felt to be the first lymph node(s) which material from a specific location will drain to. By sampling that type of node and finding it negative the likelihood of other nodes upstream being positive is very unlikely and the need for extensive sampling is minimized and long term complications are decreased. ...Read more
More super foods 4U: Here's 3 more: 1) Heirloom apples -- hi in vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants. People who eat one a day take fewer prescriptions! 2) Radish-- a criciferous vegetable, like kale. Hi in vit C, fiber, carotenoids; 3) Seaweed (includes kelp, algae) -- hi in calcium, iron, omega 3s, iodine. According to Bon Appetit magazine: the "hottest new food will come by sea." Moderation always in everything please! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core strengthening: You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches. Loss of overlying fatty layer will also uncover rock hard abs that may already be there to some degree. ...Read more
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